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Date Of Birth:
May 19, 1930
Date Of Death:
January 12, 1965 (34)
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Female
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Lorraine Hansberry News

Date of Birth: May 19, 1930
Date of Death: January 12, 1965 (34)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Female
MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL: What's This Week's Gossip?MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL: What's This Week's Gossip?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2016

At long last, Music City Confidential is back to help you get caught back on the talk of the town - all the news that's fit to print about the Nashville theater community - and to immerse you in the minutiae of life in Theater City (a term we've been trying to copyright since we were in junior high with Thespis, Aristophanes and Martha Wilkinson). (more...)

THE LAST FIVE YEARS, NOISES OFF & More Set for Nashville Repertory Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonTHE LAST FIVE YEARS, NOISES OFF & More Set for Nashville Repertory Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Nashville Repertory Theatre is proud to announce its 2016-17 season, which includes a brilliant and powerful musical, a hysterically chaotic comedy, the regional premiere of a play from Nashville Rep's Ingram New Works Project, and a great American classic. (more...)

Nashville Rep Reveals 2016-17 SeasonNashville Rep Reveals 2016-17 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 2016

Nashville Repertory Theatre will launch its 2016-17 season with Jason Robert Brown's contemporary musical The Last Five Years and will feature the regional debut of Doug Wright's Posterity, a play about Henrik Ibsen that was developed in the company's Ingram New Works program and which premiered off-Broadway in 2015. (more...)

Seattle Repertory Theatre Sets HERE LIES LOVE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN & More for 2016-17 SeasonSeattle Repertory Theatre Sets HERE LIES LOVE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN & More for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Artistic Director Braden Abraham today announced Seattle Repertory Theatre's 2016-2017 Season. The season is headlined by the electrifying musical Here Lies Love from David Byrne (Talking Heads) and Fatboy Slim, a new production ofthe award-winning Broadway smash King Charles III, and the timeless classic A Raisin in the Sun. The season runs from September 2016 through May 2017, and subscriptions are available now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at (206) 443-2222, as well as online at SeattleRep.org. Single tickets will go on sale this fall. (more...)

Alice Rapoport Center for Education & Engagement to Open Next Month at the GoodmanAlice Rapoport Center for Education & Engagement to Open Next Month at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Goodman Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Robert Falls and Executive Director Roche Schulfer, becomes the first Chicago theater to establish a facility dedicated to education and engagement programs next when it opens the new Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement ('the Alice') next month. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for Lorraine Hansberry's THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN'S WINDOW at Goodman TheatrePhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsals for Lorraine Hansberry's THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN'S WINDOW at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Goodman Theatre presents The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window by Lorraine Hansberry, the famed author of A RAISIN IN THE SUN is one of Chicago's first great playwrights. Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman directsthis major revival of premiered on Broadway just three months before her untimely death in 1965 at age 34. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Host Citywide Lorraine Hansberry Celebration This SpringGoodman Theatre to Host Citywide Lorraine Hansberry Celebration This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

In conjunction with a production of playwright Lorraine Hansberry's final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Goodman Theatre presents a Lorraine Hansberry Celebration (April 30 - June 5), curated by Goodman Resident Director Chuck Smith. (more...)

BWW Review: DETROIT '67 a Lot Like Baltimore '15BWW Review: DETROIT '67 a Lot Like Baltimore '15
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Apr 18, 2016

Morisseau's explanation of the Detroit riots makes a lot of sense, and resonates with my understanding of what happened last year in Baltimore. Morisseau's thesis is that the black citizens of Detroit were not crazy, just reacting to an ongoing culture of police abuse, and that abusive police and military responses were to blame for most of what went wrong once the spark of protest had been struck by the raid of an unlicensed after-hours drinking club known as a 'blind pig.' (more...)

Black Ensemble Theater to Host 11th Annual Black Playwrights FestivalBlack Ensemble Theater to Host 11th Annual Black Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Black Ensemble Theater announces its 11th annual Black Playwrights Festival, April 24-27, 2016, as part of the company's Black Playwrights Initiative (BPI).  (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Continue Season with West Coast Premiere of RED VELVETSan Francisco Playhouse to Continue Season with West Coast Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse continues its thirteenth Mainstage season with the West Coast premiere of Lolita Chakrabarti's biographical play Red Velvet, directed by Margo Hall. (more...)

Annual 'Playwrights for a Cause', Benefitting New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, to Be Held in JulyAnnual 'Playwrights for a Cause', Benefitting New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, to Be Held in July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The annual Playwrights for a Cause benefit will be Sunday, July 24th at 7:30 pm at the Atlantic Theatre (Linda Gross Theater), 336 West 20th Street, NYC 10011. The special performance will include six original plays. This year the playwrights for the benefit will include: Israel Horovitz, Dominique Morisseau, Antoinette Nwandu, John Patrick Shanley, Regina Taylor as well as an award-winning writer from the Planet Connections community that will be announced later. (more...)

History Matters/Back To The Future Announces 2016 Judith Barlow Prize WinnerHistory Matters/Back To The Future Announces 2016 Judith Barlow Prize Winner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

History Matters/Back To The Future, committed to promoting the study and production of women's plays of the past, has announced the winner of the second annual Judith Barlow Prize. Lindsay Adams, a student at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., has been chosen for her one-act play, HER OWN DEVICES, which was inspired by Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Harvey. (more...)

PlayPenn Sets Plays, Playwrights for 2016 New Play Development ConferencePlayPenn Sets Plays, Playwrights for 2016 New Play Development Conference
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

PlayPenn, Philadelphia's nationally recognized professional new play development organization, will hold its 12th annual New Play Development Conference from July 5 - July 24 in Philadelphia at The Drake, a new home for new plays. The Conference, including three weeks of intensive work on six works-in-progress, will offer staged readings open to the public. The six selected plays and playwrights are: (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with ECLIPSED Director Liesl TommyBWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with ECLIPSED Director Liesl Tommy
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 30, 2016

It's only appropriate that Tommy, who's committed to diversity and an int'l perspective in theater, is helming an Africa-set play that's Broadway's first ever whose writer, director and cast are all black women. (more...)

Cleveland Play House's 2016 New Ground Theatre Festival to Feature World Premiere & MoreCleveland Play House's 2016 New Ground Theatre Festival to Feature World Premiere & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Cleveland Play House's New Ground Theatre Festival (NGTF) is breaking new ground once again, with four extraordinary works by some of America's hottest playwrights. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Present THE MOUNTAINTOP,4 4/15-5/8Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Present THE MOUNTAINTOP,4 4/15-5/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) continues its 56th season with The Mountaintop, Katori Hall's daring reimagining of a seminal event in American history, directed by CCCT Artistic Director Marilyn Langbehn. The Mountaintop plays from April 15 through May 8- performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm at the theatre. (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS and More Slated for Centaur Theatre's 48th SeasonCONSTELLATIONS and More Slated for Centaur Theatre's 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Artistic and Executive Director, Roy Surette, assures that theatre lovers will be SWEPT AWAY by Centaur Theatre's 48th season. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image to Host Sidney Poitier RetrospectiveMuseum of the Moving Image to Host Sidney Poitier Retrospective
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

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Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE HEIR APPARENT, 4/15-5/15Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE HEIR APPARENT, 4/15-5/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Master playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing) reinvigorates Jean-Francois Regnard's 1708 comedy about greed, love, and intrigue in Aurora's Bay Area Premiere of THE HEIR APPARENT. Josh Costello (Detroit, Wittenberg) helms THE HEIR APPARENT, featuring Julian Lopez-Morillas, Kenny Toll, Patrick Kelly Jones, Elizabeth Carter, Lawrence Radecker, Khalia Davis, and Katie Rubin. THE HEIR APPARENT plays April 15 through May 15 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Speical with Director Anne Kauffman of SMOKEFALLBWW Interview: A Women's History Month Speical with Director Anne Kauffman of SMOKEFALL
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 9, 2016

Kauffman's deft hand with the quirky work of contemporary playwrights has earned her awards in NY and regionally. (more...)

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